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January 28, 2021, 11:35 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Discord says r/WallStreetBets members have set up a new server and Discord is helping them with moderation and management of rapid growth  —  A surprising change of events  —  Discord is now helping the r/WallStreetBets team moderate its new server.  The company originally banned …
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Google deleted ~100K reviews for the Robinhood app on the Play Store, bringing its rating back to 4 stars, after users dropped its rating to 1-star  —  Robinhood is one of the most popular ways for consumers to get in on the stock market, but the app is in some hot water with its users currently.
Tucker Higgins / CNBC:
Lawmakers, including AOC and Ted Cruz, criticize Robinhood; Reps. from both the Senate and House say they will hold hearings on the state of the stock market  —  - AOC, Ted Cruz, Ro Khanna and other lawmakers criticized Robinhood after it restricted trading in GameStop and other companies targeted …
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Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
In an apparent swipe at Zuckerberg, Tim Cook says that valuing engagement over privacy leads to “polarization” and “violence” and such businesses need reform  —  Speaking at the EU data protection conference CPDP today, Tim Cook gave the opening keynote with his talk entitled …
The Information:
Sources: Facebook is preparing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple for forcing developers to abide by App Store rules that Apple's own apps don't have to follow  —  A long-simmering public dispute between Facebook and Apple has neared a boiling point.  With the aid of outside legal counsel …
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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Google Project Zero researcher discovers and details new security system on iOS 14 named BlastDoor, which provides an improved sandbox system for iMessage data  —  iOS 14 shipped with BlastDoor, a new sandbox system for processing iMessages data.  —  With the release of iOS 14 last fall …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources: Facebook is developing newsletter tools for journalists and writers, including tools to help build followers, curate email lists, and offer paid subs  —  Facebook is working on newsletter tools for journalists and writers, according to three people familiar with the company's plans …
Dylan Byers / NBC News:
Facebook's Oversight Board issues first-ever rulings, which Facebook said it will abide by, overturning four out of the five cases it reviewed  —  Facebook's Oversight Board on Thursday issued its first round of decisions, overturning several of the company's decisions to remove posts …
Mike Peterson / AppleInsider:
Canalys: iPad shipments grew 40% YoY in 2020, across the year Apple shipped about an estimated 58.8M tablets, up 24% YoY from 2019  —  Apple retained its top spot in the worldwide tablet industry during the fourth quarter of 2020, shipping an estimated 19.2 million iPad models in the period.
Cameron Faulkner / The Verge:
Epic says its Games Store has 160M+ PC users, up from 108M in 2019, with DAUs up 192% YoY to 31.3M; gamers spent $700M+ in 2020, with $265M on 3rd-party games  —  And Epic confirmed it'll keep giving away games in 2021  —  Epic Games Store released a bevy of stats to show off …
Bijan Stephen / The Verge:
YouTube is testing the ability to make short clips, from 5 to 60 seconds, of livestreams or videos, starting today on desktop and Android devices  —  Another standard live-streaming feature makes its way over to the online video giant  —  YouTube is introducing clipping …

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